- 340 degree pan and 120 degree tilt capability with 4x digital zoom
- 26 feet of night vision
- Motion detection triggers e-mail / push alert notifications
- mydlink app support for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows phone
Full Featured PTZ webcam 08/19/2013
This review is from: D-Link DCS-5010L Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera
PTZ (zoom is digital). Can also monitor audio (or the sound can be muted). There is a surprisingly good view from the VGA camera, you won’t be reading the print in the magazine on the coffee table across the room, but you can certainly make things (and people) out. Night vision illuminates my small dining and front room with the camera’s IR LEDs (a distance of ~ 25 ft/7.5 m). Webcam is accessible easily through mydlink.com website (if you choose to use mydlink.com). Full controls are available with both mydlink.com and camera’s local software. FTP uploading is available via the local software/advanced settings. It comes with hardware and a bracket for mounting the camera on the wall, if you so choose. Local/Advanced settings view offers both a H.264 and MJPEG stream. This camera comes with short flat white ethernet cable. Power brick is small enough and its cord is, compared to my other webcams, very long.
Tablet version’ of mydlink app is paid (but the mydlink lite app is free and works just as well on tablets). Zero Configuration Setup requires D-Link cloud router. You’ll have to open a port on your router for the camera if you want to access the camera from outside your local network if not using mydlink.com. Mydlink.com requires you to accept a rather lengthy TOS. Stream require java be installed on your computer, but not your phone.
Wired configuration is easy and necessary for the initial setup. Wireless is straightforward during initial arrangement. Good Wi-Fi reception from the device’s external antenna. Viewing angle from the camera seems to be greater than other webcams I have owned. There are a plethora of controls in the local camera settings. Camera’s local controls are still available while using mydlink.com (go to settings >advanced settings). Setup files for both windows and mac must be downloaded via D-Link’s support site. Mounting the camera is a pain; I found it much easier to just put it on my china cabinet. Connection seemed to be lost occasionally, indicated by the status light being red, but this never happened while I was trying to view the camera; the connection issue was always automatically and quickly resolved. Cat eyes look really creepy in night mode.
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